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Twins reinstate SS Carlos Correa from COVID IL

May 28, 2022; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA;  Minnesota Twins shortstop Carlos Correa (4) throws to first base for a force out against the Kansas City Royals during the first inning at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Nick Wosika-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Nick Wosika-USA TODAY Sports

The Minnesota Twins reinstated Carlos Correa from the COVID-19 injured list Wednesday after the All-Star shortstop missed eight games.

Correa had been placed on the IL on May 31 after testing positive.

The Twins also recalled right-hander Jharel Cotton from Triple-A Saint Paul.

In corresponding moves, the team optioned infielder Jermaine Palacios to Saint Paul and designated right-handed pitcher Juan Minaya for assignment.

Correa who signed a three-year $105-million contract with Minnesota in March after seven years with the Houston Astros. He has made just 35 appearances in 2022, missing some time on the IL with a finger contusion. The two-time All-Star is batting .279 with three home runs, nine doubles and 16 RBIs for the Twins.

Cotton, who will be making his fourth stint with the Twins this season, has made six relief appearances for Minnesota, going 2-1 with a 0.93 ERA in 9 2/3 innings.

–Field Level Media